Adventureland in the Magic Kingdom
The Jungle Cruise is an imaginary ride into the 3 continents of South America, Africa and Asia with areas of plant life that are a great addition to the landscape of this ride. For about 10 minutes you travel into the jungle areas of deepest darkest Africa, Asia and finally South America with elephants playing around a waterfall, hippos bathing, a rhino keeping hunters occupied, zebras, snakes and butterflies. The guides that operate these boats all have their own repertoire which makes the boat ride so much fun and carry special weapons that upon firing have a unique sound heard through the boat’s sound system. One tiny tidbit of information is that the Sankuru Sadie has sunk once, while none of the others have made that distinction. So, if you end up riding on that boat, let the rider beware that it could always happen again.
Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room – Is under new management, who are Zazu from the Lion King movie and Iago from the movie Aladdin. The original tropical birds of Jose, Fritz, Pierre and Micheal are still there to keep the audience laughing, with the two new managers, Zazu and Iago adding to the zany comical banter that goes on between the birds. It is a great place for the young children to laugh and spoof at the birds as they in turn take turns at cracking jokes or making fun of each other.
Pirates of the Caribbean was the precepts that inspired the movie trilogy of the Pirates theme, and now the ride is gradually being upgraded to encompass some of the favorite aspects of this great old theme area. The lines have become longer because of the movies popularity, but generally move pretty quickly. Of course, Captain Jack Sparrow is still up to his usual antics and keeps everyone laughing and smiling. You will enter the boats after having traveled through a dark cave that fall a little into the streaming lanes that wander through the underground cavern, with all the usual sidekicks and stick men in the movie; area also here. The addition of the Pirates League, which is an opportunity for landlubbers, is for both boys and girls to become a pirate and join Jack’s crew. Being able to get into the secret treasure room, will be part of the show after a short tutorial by Jack Sparrow; plus being able to locate clues to other pirate adventures.
On the Magic Carpets of Aladdin, you will imagine yourself riding on a magic carpet over the world of Walt Disney, with controls to go up or down, as well as being able to control the pitch of the carpet from the back seat controls. It is a wonderful ride for the younger children but can be boring and not too exciting to the older kids. But if you use those fantastic imaginative powers of yours and close your eyes, you could be flying over the deserts of the Middle East.
Swiss Family Tree House is a magical tree that was the main theme in the movie Swiss Family Robinson; about a family that gets shipwrecked on an island in the south Pacific and has to use part of the ship and cargo to build an incredible tree house for the family to live out of the elements of storms and animals. This tree house in Adventureland is a more modern idea of that tree house with many authentic looking materials that could have been on the ship. Standing an impressive 60 feet in the air, with the widest point being 90 feet, this is a great place to go, see and visit. Climbing up and down into the various rooms, you are transported via your great imagination to a land far from the hustle and bustle of today’s world. The view from the top is really great and the people at Disney did a wonderful job of using their imaginations to come up with this unusually unique tree house. The bedroom is really good, as well as the outdoor kitchen/cooking area. Definitely a fun place for the children to enjoy and use their great imaginations.